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For her tenth album and first album on a major label in nearly fifty years, legendary soul singer Bettye LaVette takes on the songs of Bob Dylan with the grit and experience that makes her one of the greatest living soul singers alive. Things Have Changed is a masterpiece of interpretation of one of the greatest songwriters alive, by one of the greatest soul singers alive. Produced by Steve Jordan, the album spans Dylan’s catalogue and features guest appearances by Keith Richards and Trombone Shorty.
The youthful and relentless Hot Mulligan are a four-piece rock band from northern Michigan. Beginning in 2014, they have built a profile by touring country-wide incessantly. Spanning hundreds of out of town shows over the last few years, they've gained the attention of a larger fan base combining elements of emotional rock and fierce pop-punk riffs. In 2017, the band re-released the acclaimed EP "Opportunities" with No Sleep Records. Now birthing "Pilot," the band's first full length record, which is due March 23 of this year through No Sleep Records. This record containing their finest tracks is a timeless and remarkable piece of work and an adaptable composition. Hot Mulligan mends the bridge of musicianship, lyricism, and unforgettable hooks. The driving guitar riffs, sweet-sounding synth and distinctive display of percussion ensure the records prominence amongst other 2018 releases. Hot Mulligan will be touring non-stop and with determination in 2018.
Staying At Tamara's is the highly anticipated sophomore album from George Ezra. This collection was written, created and inspired by George's travels, including spells on the Isle of Skye; at a pig farm in Norfolk; in a former cornflour shed in Kent; a converted cow shed in north Wales; and in an Airbnb in Barcelona owned by the Tamara of the album's title. The result is a finger-snapping, brass-blaring, wind-in-the-hair album that shines with positivity and encouragement, alongside moments of more subdued reflection.
The Neighbourhood, is the eponymous third album from the critically acclaimed LA based alternative rock band. This album follows the release of the digital EPs 'HARD' in September, 2017, and 'to imagine' in January, 2018 setting up the release of this collection. This new collection shows another dimension of The Neighbourhood's music, and includes the tracks "Scary Love," "Sadderdaze," "You Get Me So High," "Stuck With Me," and "Void."
The Neighbourhood's 2013 debut album, I Love You, and the double-platinum hit single "Sweater Weather" catapulted the band to the top of the pop and alternative charts. "Sweater Weather" emerged as one of the biggest singles of 2013 and the band went on to sell out venues throughout the U.S., Europe, and Russia. Wiped Out!, The Neighbourhood's sophomore album proved to be a swirling collection of R&B-infused rock, and once again rewrote the rules of what it means to be a rock band in the modern musical landscape.
The Neighbourhood is Jesse Rutherford (vocals), Jeremy Freedman (guitar), Zach Abels (guitar), Mikey Margott (bass) and Brandon Fried (drums). Over the years, The Neighbourhood have proved themselves to be trendsetters through their musical and cultural output, taking The 1975, Travis Scott and Kevin Abstract on their first national tours. Considering the band's ability to transcend genre it's easy to wonder, who exactly is The Neighbourhood ?
Sons of Kemet is the iconoclastic mix of tenor sax, tuba and double drums. On this third studio album, they bring a genre defying approach that celebrates the restless exploration of identity within the Caribbean diaspora within the U.K. Your Queen is a Reptile was recorded in London with a host of guests spanning the breadth of the U.K. scene including jungle legend Congo Natty and poet Joshua Idehen.
Johnny Cash: Forever Words is a collaborative album consisting of 16 songs created from Johnny Cash's unknown poetry, lyrics, and letters set to music by an astounding array of contemporary artists including Chris Cornell, Ruston Kelly & Kacey Musgraves, Rosanne Cash, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Brad Paisley, Kris Kristofferson & Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Elvis Costello, and more.
For nearly 60 years, the words of Johnny Cash have reached across cultural, spiritual and ideological borders. He was not only a singer of great songs, but a teller of universal truths about justice, faith, love, and independence. It was in this spirit that Johnny Cash: Forever Words, was created.
Recorded primarily at The Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee and co-produced by John Carter Cash and Steve Berkowitz, Johnny Cash: Forever Words is also the musical companion to the best-selling "Forever Words: The Unknown Poems," a volume of Cash's unpublished writing edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon.